Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) chick on Barren Island in the Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean The giant petrels are two large seabirds from the genus Macronectes. Long considered to be conspecific (they were not established as separate species until 1966), the two species, the Southern Giant Petrel (M. giganteus) and Northern Giant Petrel (M. halli) are the largest members of the petrel family, Procellariidae, and considered, with the two fulmars to form a distinct sub-group within the petrels.


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Image ID: 0131675-MNO

Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) chick on Barren Island in the Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean The giant petrels are two large seabirds from the genus Macronectes. Long considered to be conspecific (they were not established as separate species until 1966), the two species, the Southern Giant Petrel (M. giganteus) and Northern Giant Petrel (M. halli) are the largest members of the petrel family, Procellariidae, and considered, with the two fulmars to form a distinct sub-group within the petrels.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 5400x3601